Their relationship might have been, um, minimize quick, however Jodie Turner-Smith’s Anne Boleyn and Mark Stanley’s Henry VIII look fairly cosy within the first picture of the pair from the upcoming Channel 5 drama.
In Selection’s unique first look, Turner-Smith’s Tudor queen is nestled towards the formidable Henry VIII, performed by “White Home Farm” actor Stanley, when occasions had been, presumably, higher.
Boleyn is essentially the most infamous of Henry VIII’s six wives (clearly, they had been the issue), greatest recognized for her premature demise by execution. The three-part psychological thriller “Anne Boleyn” for ViacomCBS-backed U.Okay. broadcaster Channel 5 will discover the ultimate months of Boleyn’s life from her perspective, as she struggles to safe a future for her daughter and problem the highly effective patriarchy closing in round her.
The sequence will depict the important thing moments that trigger Anne to topple, reflecting her power, deadly vulnerabilities and willpower to be an equal amongst males.
The present wrapped manufacturing on location in Yorkshire in December, and is ready to air later this 12 months. Turner-Smith on Wednesday exited her deal to star in “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” Netflix’s prequel sequence to its buzzy fantasy drama “The Witcher,” citing a scheduling battle. The actor made a splash in 2019 together with her starring function reverse Daniel Kaluuya in Common’s “Queen & Slim” and can subsequent be seen in A24’s “After Yang,” reverse Colin Farrell, and in Amazon’s “With out Regret,” starring Michael B. Jordan.
Produced by Fable Photos and Sony Photos Tv, “Anne Boleyn” garnered headlines final 12 months for Turner-Smith’s casting, which marks considered one of a handful of occasions a Black actor has portrayed a significant royal determine on a British terrestrial broadcaster. Extra not too long ago, Sophie Okonedo performed Queen of England Margaret, who was married to Henry VI, within the BBC’s “The Hole Crown.” She starred reverse Benedict Cumberbatch.
“Anne Boleyn” is produced by Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell by means of the London-based outfit Fable Photos. The sequence was commissioned by Channel 5 controller Ben Frow, deputy director of packages Sebastian Cardwell and Sony Photos Tv’s president of worldwide manufacturing Wayne Garvie. Historian Dan Jones serves as govt producer.
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